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Inter versus Sampdoria was always going to be one of the highlights of Round 25. This match-up was anticipated forvarious reasons, the Luigi Del Neri/Jose Mourinho tactical duel (the Italian appearing to have the Portuguese’s number in previous encounters) and the potential that Inter could drop points at the top of the table. In spite of that, the talking points after the match were largely based on non-football matters. Inter approached the match like a typical home side would as [...]

Posted by Aymen Gheddai On Feb - 23 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Saturday 20th February 2010. A date that will remain in the minds of Internazionale fans everywhere for quite some time. Some followers of the Nerazurri will claim that this is a date which saw the Italian football authorities do their best to thwart their club’s charge for the Serie A title. The refereeing performance in this match did nothing to dispel this theory; however, this date should be remembered for the tactical brilliance of one man. One man who, when [...]

Posted by Ryan Ross On Feb - 22 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

A tale of two cities Milan vs London, a tale of two keepers in Petr Cech v Julio Cesar, of two defenders in John Terry vs Walter Samuel, of two midfielders Wesley Sneijder vs Frank Lampard, and of two strikers Didier Drogba vs Diego Milito. Oh did I forget Mourinho vs Ancelotti? silly me that was the post title. Can’t wait to see the rest but you can sample a taste of it in this pre-match video found at youtube.

Posted by Walker On Feb - 22 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

When the cat is away the mice will play… Dave is away this week so I apologize for the late matchday predictions with hours to go before game time. After yesterday’s result in the Inter-Sampdoria game, I’m real hesitant to post any predictions about today’s action. Eto’o should have really scored at least one goal for Inter and the red cards smell ever so fishy. the fix? who knows Here goes Cagliari v Parma The islanders Cagliari are short suspended [...]

Posted by Walker On Feb - 21 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Some of you might be wondering how a story on the Olympics and of all sports skeleton ends up on the football pages. One, I’m really happy and proud that a Canadian has repeated as sheleton champion at the Winter Olympics. And two, it takes tremendous courage and true grit to go down a bobsled run head first. If any soccer players wants to become fearless watch these guys in action. written by: Canadian Press/Matt Parkinson - WHISTLER, - Canadian [...]

Posted by Walker On Feb - 20 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

From July 1st, 2010 and for the next 5 seasons,Emirates will be the new AC Milan jersey sponsor. An Important goal reached by Emirates in Italy through the new sponsorship deal with the most successful Club in the world. Mr Galliani said: “When Emirates became one of our sponsors, the relationship that linked the two companies grew and evolved, thanks to a common vision and common objectives. Today, we have reached the most important target - Emirates has become our [...]

Posted by Walker On Feb - 19 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Marco DiVaio (Bologna)Bologna’s top forward has been ruled out of action for a month due to a thigh injury. Luca Toni (Roma)Toni (calf) has returned to training and could be available to play in a week. Alessandro Matri (Cagliari)Matri has yet to play for Italy, but he is hoping he will get called to make the trip to South Africa. Marek Hamsik (Napoli)A summer battle is expected between Inter and Chelsea, as both want to bring Hamsik into their club.Luca [...]

Posted by Walker On Feb - 19 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Gazzetta dello SportJuve and Amauri: This is lifeTwo goals from the Brazilian who scores in Europe after 15 monthsRoma surprised by Panathinaikos: 3-2 and their unbeaten run endsBerlusconi: ‘Milan strong if they are allowed to play well’Ovrebo: ‘The goal was irregular’ Corriere dello SportAlex-Amauri: Yes!Del Piero invents, the Brazilian scores two goals: Juve come from behind at Ajax (1-2) and they fly in Europe. Zac: ‘Captain, you’re a great’Roma throw it away. Panathinaikos turn game around in five minutes: 3-2He [...]

Posted by Walker On Feb - 19 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It is about time an Italian team lifted the Europa League Trophy. Teams from seven different nations have won the UEFA Cup since Parma triumphed in 1999, a barren run that does not reflect the success of Italian clubs in the competition – no country has produced more winners. Four Serie A clubs reached the last 32 last year, but only Udinese, quarter final losers to Werder Bremen, went any further. Roma and Juventus, who face Panathinaikos and Ajax respectively [...]

Posted by Walker On Feb - 18 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

It was deadline day of the winter transfer window and Internazionale had just signed a player named Mariga. Suddenly there was an increase in curiosity levels regarding the Kenyan midfielder. McDonald Mariga Wanyama was born on 4 April 2021 and started his professional career at Ulinzi Stars while he was still in school. He later made moves to Tusker FC then Pipeline FC before making the big move to Europe in 2005. Mariga’s first stop in Europe was Sweden where [...]

Posted by Aymen Gheddai On Feb - 18 - 2010 2 Comments READ FULL POST

The contrasts between the two football clubs of the Eternal City couldn’t have been more evident. While AS Roma has surfaced as title contenders, their city rivals, SS Lazio, are hovering close to the relegation zone. The objective ahead of the new season was a top-six finish. However, Delio Rossi left in the summer due to back room issues and the Coppa Italia triumph under the guidance of the current Palermo boss at the end of last season is a [...]

Posted by Marzia Hazra On Feb - 17 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Champions League Special Preview - AC Milan v ManUnited Hi everyone hope you really enjoy this podcast had fun putting it together at short notice with our Man in Milan Mr. Kris Voakes. Topics this episode include today’s Champions League match AC Milan v Manchester United, the re-injured Francesco Totti, and a Zarate-Lavezzi comparsion. Oh those hot blooded Argentines of Italian Serie A. Make sure to listen and leave your comments. Make sure to return to serieaweekly every Thursday for [...]

Posted by Walker On Feb - 16 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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